A large pumpkin created by avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was transported to the exhibition hall of the 4th China International Import Exhibition on Monday from a bonded warehouse in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. .
Shanghai Customs said more than 100 foreign artworks are expected to be on display at this year’s CIIE through the city’s free trade zone, thanks to tax exemption policies tailored to the event.
Wang Jiaming, deputy director of an international cultural investment company registered in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, said foreign art institutions are very excited to participate in the 4th CIIE.
Among the exhibits, there are many “heavy” works of art, including paintings, sculptures, contemporary works of art and cultural relics, Wang said.
To further promote the volume of art exchange and the return of cultural relics, the CIIE this year established a cultural section in the trade in services exhibition area.
The CIIE is the world’s leading trade fair dedicated to imports and its three previous editions have had fruitful results. The 4th CIIE is scheduled to be held offline in Shanghai from November 5-10 this year.